The following note was posted to another list by Steve Smilanik of S&S Machine who produce the S&S Bicycle Torque Couplings (BTCs) who asked that we pass it along to other lists:
Over the past several months, it has been reported to us (S and S) that
some bike cases have been opened for inspection by the TSA (Transportation
Security Administration). Some of those cases were inspected and closed
without incident. Some had items repositioned in a way that could have
resulted in damage to the bike. After some of the inspections, the
compression members were just thrown in the bottom of the case where they
do no good at all. The people reporting those inspections to us were
concerned that their efforts to carefully pack their bikes were being
thwarted by TSA and many were fearful that their bike would be damaged as a
result of the re-packing job done by TSA.
In response to that problem, we have developed a security net that holds
everything together, prevents the compression members from coming apart and
allows the case contents to be viewed without removing the net. In many
situations, the whole bike can be lifted out of the case for inspection
without disturbing the packing job.
S and S Machine
9334 Viking Place, Roseville, CA 95747 USA
S and S Bicycle Torque Couplings (BTCs)
Phone: (916)771-0235 Fax 0397
web site: http://www.sandsmachine.com
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